NYRA released its 2016 racing calendar on Wednesday. The organization is calling for 237 days of racing at Belmont Park, Aqueduct Race Track, and Saratoga Race Course.
The 40-day meet at Saratoga will begin on Friday July 22 and end on Labor Day, September 5th. The Grade 1 Whitney Stakes is scheduled for Saturday, August 6th and the 147th Travers Stakes is set for August 27th.
The $1.5 million Belmont Stakes is scheduled for Saturday, June 1st. Aqueduct’s $1 million Wood Memorial and Carter Handicap are set for Saturday, April 9th.